Jennifer Lawrence is best known for her character Katniss Evergreen in “The Hunger Games” series of films. Not one to let the side down on beautiful women, here she is in all her glory…<Click Here> to see Jennifer in “Celebrity X“…Enjoy…
Born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
August 15, 1990 (age 23)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Year’s active 2006–present
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09). She subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she received her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination; at the time, she was the second youngest person to receive a nomination in the category.
At age 22, Lawrence’s performance as Tiffany Maxwell in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars. For her supporting role in Russell’s comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), she was awarded the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award and received a third Academy Award nomination, all for Best Supporting Actress.
Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011) and its sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Beginning in 2012, she gained international fame for playing the leading heroine, Katniss Everdeen, in the popular The Hunger Games film series, which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. In 2014, Lawrence topped the list of Forbes’s Most Powerful Actresses and was ranked No. 12 in the list of Celebrity 100.
Lawrence at the 70th Golden Globe Awards in 2013
Filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the next installment in the Hunger Games series, began in September 2012, and the film was released on November 22, 2013. It became a major commercial and critical success. Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss Everdeen won her praise from fans and critics alike. Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice wrote that Lawrence is “both on fire and in the process of becoming, and it’s magnificent to watch.” Catching Fire surpassed Iron Man 3 on January 9, 2014, for highest box office earnings of 2013 in North America with $409.4 million. Lawrence also played Rosalyn Rosenfeld, a supporting role in David O. Russell’s crime drama American Hustle. The film, based on the FBI ABSCAM operation, is set against the backdrop of political corruption in New Jersey in the late 1970s. Lawrence played the wife of a con artist portrayed by Christian Bale. The film also features Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner in principal roles, and was released on December 20, 2013. Lawrence received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Screen Actors Guild and the Critics’ Choice Awards. She won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress on January 12, 2014. She also received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and a third Academy Award nomination, her first for a supporting role, becoming the youngest actress to have three nominations.
Lawrence replaced Angelina Jolie in Susanne Bier’s depression-era drama, Serena, based on the novel of the same name by Ron Rash. She plays the role of an unstable woman named Serena who learns that she can never bear her husband’s children and sets out to murder the woman who bore her husband an illegitimate son before their marriage. Filming was completed in 2012, and the film is scheduled to be released in 2014. In 2014, Lawrence again played Mystique, in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. She will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptations of the final Hunger Games book, Mockingjay. The first part of the film is set to be released on November 21, 2014 and Part 2 on November 20, 2015.
Lawrence will star in and produce the film adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith’s memoir The Rules of Inheritance, directed by Susanne Bier. In September 2013, it was announced that Lawrence was to star in the adaptation of the novel East of Eden with director Gary Ross. The film is based on the John Steinbeck novel and was already adapted to film in 1955, starring James Dean (although the film only adapted the latter half of the novel). Additionally, she was chosen to star in Burial Rites, a film adaptation of Hannah Kent’s debut novel, where she would be joined again by Gary Ross. She will also be starring in The Ends of the Earth, which is described as “a fact-based love story about a powerful oil tycoon who has everything stripped from him after he is caught in an affair.” In addition, Lawrence will play Jeannette Walls in the film adaptation of Walls’ best-selling memoir The Glass Castle. Lawrence will also reprise her role Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Lawrence will be starring in her third collaboration film directed by David O. Russell, titled Joy, portraying the titular character, which follows the life of the inventor of the ‘Miracle Mop’. The film is scheduled to be released Christmas Day 2015.